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Vincent Elmer Stark

In memory of:

Captain Vincent Elmer Stark

July 8, 1944

Military Service


Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Highland Light Infantry of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, France-Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-1945 and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp awarded 15 Jan 1944.

Additional Information


Born:

June 12, 1915
Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

June 4, 1940
Galt, Ontario

Son of Joseph V. and Mona Stark, of Kitchener, Ontario. Captain Stark attended Humberside Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario and graduated in 1936. He listed his hobby as skiing. He held several civilian jobs after graduation, the last before enlistment with B.F. Goodrich Rubber Company in Kitchener, Ontario where he held the position of Assistant Sales Manager of the Footwear Sales Department. He enlisted in Galt Ontario on 4 June 1940, though he held the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the Active Militia serving with the Highland Light Infantry of Canada. He embarked at United Kingdom on 4 June 1944 and disembarked at France on 6 June 1944.

Commemorated on Page 451 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Plot 15, Row D, Grave 14.

Location:

Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery is about 1 kilometre east of the village of Reviers, on the Creully-Tailleville-Ouistreham road (D.35). Reviers is a village and commune in the Department of the Calvados. It is located 15 kilometres north-west of Caen and 18 kilometres east of Bayeux and 3.5 kilometres south of Courseulles, a village on the sea coast. The village of Beny-sur-Mer is some 2 kilometres south-east of the cemetery. The bus service between Caen and Arromanches (via Reviers and Ver-sur-Mer) passes the cemetery.

It was on the coast just to the north that the 3rd Canadian Division landed on 6th June 1944; on that day, 335 officers and men of that division were killed in action or died of wounds. In this cemetery are the graves of Canadians who gave their lives in the landings in Normandy and in the earlier stages of the subsequent campaign. Canadians who died during the final stages of the fighting in Normandy are buried in Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery.

There are a total of 2,048 burials in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. There is also one special memorial erected to a soldier of the Canadian Infantry Corps who is known to have been buried in this cemetery, but the exact site of whose grave could not be located.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Vincent Elmer Stark
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker (2010) at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, located outside Reviers, about 4  kilometres from Juno Beach in Normandy, France. May he rest in peace. (K. Falconer & J. Stephens)
  • Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery– The Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, located at Reviers, about 4  kilometres from Juno Beach in Normandy, France. (J. Stephens)

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